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together to chart a course for the troop withdrawal out of afghanistan. united states troops and its nato allies. that's going to be at the center of these talks here. at the nato summit. as the united states and its nato allies figure out exactly how this troop withdrawal is going to take place. and more importantly, thomas, how they're going to pay for it senior administration officials estimate it will cost about $4 billion every year over the next ten years to fund afghan security forces. united states is prepared to shoulder about two-thirds of that financial burden. but they're looking for monetary pledges from other countries. they got about 60% of what they were looking for heading into the summit so they're going to be looking for some more pledges over the next 48 hours. that is not an easy feat. because remember, you're-of-europe is in the midst of its own economic crisis. so that certainly complicates matters. on friday, president obama met with france's new elected president, francois hollande who said he was going to keep his campaign promise to withdraw french troops by 201
president of the united states without winning one of the aforementioned states? >> i think it is really important for him to win states like florida. and, you know, you see the president putting a lot of time and groundwork into some of the states because each one he can pick off is going to be important, but it is true for both of them. these are very important states for romney and his campaign is very focused. >> rachel, one of the headlines on politico over the past few days, one of the more popular headlines, obama stumbles out of the debate, referring to the pet relaunching his campaign. there have been a couple mistakes where you look at the cory booker thing last weekend, you look at vice president joe biden getting ahead of the president on same sex marriage. there have been a number of uncharacteristic mistakes to a certain tengts as well. stumbling out of the debate, is that a fair assessment? >> these are the early days of the campaign, i think it is fair to characterize them as a few unfair weeks. we saw joe biden getting ahead of the president and then president obama had
of the united states, which by the way, i appreciate the president saying this. it is state issue, because it is a state issue. here's what bothers me. you guys keep saying things like mitt romney is not sticking to his guns or he's flip-flopping when the president of the united states has flip-flopped on this issue. you all call it evolving. as if this great being is evolving into a greater being. >> do you think mitt romney has stepped it back. instead of using flip-flop, are you comfortable with stepping it back? >> no. >> you don't think he saying he supports gay marriage. it's fine. for gay adoption. you don't think that him saying that and then coming back and saying well, it's legal in these states. that's not stepping it back? that's not coming back with his own position? >> i think he's doing what the president of the state did. which is i believe this but it's a state issue. that's exactly the same thing as mitt romney has done. >> okay, governor dean to you now, do you expect president obama's campaign to use president bush's 2004 strategy of painting john kerry as a flip-floppe
versus and denounced the united states refused to apes any of the judge's questions today. the judge got quite frustrated and said, you do not have the right to sit silent and frustrate these proceedings. he was just trying to establish whether they accepted the lawyers that have been appointed to him. one of his lawyers got up, david nevin, and said the reason he's taken off his ear phones refusing to even listen to the judge is because of the torture that has been done to him. these protests and others by the lawyers and the defendants essentially have tied up this proceeding this morning in knots and got this off to a very slow and raucous start. >> it certainly sounds like it. going to different points, times where some of the defendants dropped to their knees and began praying, putting on a very dramatic display? >> reporter: exactly. ben al shid just got up and disrupted the court with that outburst, previously stood up and dropped to his knees and started praying. another of the co-defendants was placed in restraints apparently because of the dispute with guards before he came in
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's why i'm running for a second term as president of the united states. >> mitt romney is not making any public appearances this weekend. a response to the president's speech did come from senator rob portman, republican from ohio. quote, ohio voters want to see results, not rhetoric and unfortunately, the results of the obama administration's policies are bad for ohio and the country. 39 straight months over 8% unemployment, record debt and deficits, and gas prices that have doubled. joining me now, wanda summers, national political reporter for politico and amy gardner, national political reporter for the "washington post." nice to see you both. wanda, i'm going to have you start. you just heard from vice president biden and senator rubio. the fight is all about jobs, jobs and jobs. as the campaign officially gets under way. it is all about the economy, isn't it? or do you see it differently? >> well certainly the economy is the most personal issue of the election, nothing hits folks at home more than their pocketbook does, but it's a more nuanced race than that. there is quite a focus
outstanding service academies does the entire united states of america swell with pride at the accomplishment you're celebrating today. >> meanwhile, republican governor scott walker of wisconsin faces a special recall election june 5th. democrats and labor unions are upset he push add law through the state legislature. his rival, tom barrett, went after him on that issue. >> scott walker started this political civil war. i will end this civil war. >> the reforms are working. the mayor wants to go back and completely restore collective bargaining. >> two big economic numbers out this morning that could play into the election, first, u.s. consumer confidence jumped to its highest level in 4 1/2 years in may. and second, gas prices, today the average for a gallon of regular unleaded, $3.65. that's down 18 cents from a month ago. down 16 cents from a year ago. joining me now for more front-page politics, james holman and erin mcpike. good afternoon to both of you. i want to start with this consumer confidence number. two-thirds of this economy, essentially folks going out buying stuff. it's up,
. and the contagion could spread to the united states. that issue is front and center here as these g-8 leaders gather with their host, president obama. he greeted each individual leader last night at laurel cavern at camp david. if you look am at the some of these leaders, many of them are new. it's caused so much political upheaval. and no one needs to be reminding it is an election year in the united states where the economy is front and center. the italian prime minister, the japanese prime minister, the french president, all new faces at the g-8. last night at the working dinner, they talked about some of the issues surrounding this summit, notably iran and its nuclear ambitions. and syria calling for more action in the face of the hue man torian and the considered on sloougt by assad's forces there. voters turned out the government that favored the austerity plan this had been imposed on it in europe. and francois hollande defeated nicolas sarkozy. angela merkel, the chancellor of germany, has been against some issues. they're going to have a class photo. the president is going to be speaking la
. and there's a renewed essence on growth. more of a fiscal stimulus emphasis that the united states is trying to encourage. while president obama and the administration are trying to leave it to europe to solve this economic problem, there's a great deal of concern that this economic con they conagen could spread. then it is off to chicago for another summit, this time the nato summit. he'll be joined by many of the same leader there is with a whole different set of problems. >> thank you, mike. >>> thousands of police officers are bracing for demonstrations in advance of the nato summit meeting. that one starts there on sunday. kristen welker is already in chicago with us. good morning to you, kristen, what's the latest from there? >> reporter: good morning to you, alex. police have been out in force preparing for the protester that is you mentioned. actually, security on public transportation. we are at mccormick place, a number of road closures around mccormick place, where the large majority of the nato summit will occur. some of the protests have already begun. the biggest one so far on
the united states, bragged that he planned the 9/11 attacks from a-z and expressed interest in becoming a martyr. there's interest they may be planning to fight the charges. how that's going to play out, we are all going to be watching. >> i can imagine. talk about the families, briefly, who went down there. this is such a difficult time for them. what are they thinking and feeling? we heard from one gentleman who said it's time for justice. do people believe justice will be served? >> reporter: well, the ones that came down here by and large do. i talked to eddie, yesterday, the one we just saw and some of the others. they all believe that these military trials will bring justice. they say they want to see that justice. remember, alex, there's been enormous controversy about the military trials. the first military commission president obama halted in 2009 when he took office. eric holder tried to have them tried in federal court in new york city. there was a huge political opposition about that. now it's back here in guantanamo, the facility president obama wanted to close. there's big
because of that failed al qaeda plot to bomb a plane headed to the united states. officials say screeners might be able to detect another underwear bomb plot by al qaeda's terrorists in yemen. good to see you. >> nice to see you. >> do you expect more attempts to bomb airliners or other plots to be in the works right now? >> al qaeda's got a very talented bomb maker. we've seen his handiwork three times now. he's self-taught but he's really good. and he's savvy enough to know he's got a target on his back. so he's training other people to do the same thing he's been able to do. they have to be extremely vigilant. >> when we think about how this whole thing went down in stopping this horrible plot, you've got to think about the way al qaeda was infiltrated. how hard is that to do? >> it's very hard especially for us to do as americans, even folks from different ethnic backgrounds. that's why we have to rely on other intelligence sources, the saudi, the jordanians who do this much better than we did. their tribal relationships, their ethnic relationships allow them to bring people into al q
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